I’ve sort of taught Gloria how to float over the last couple of years — at least for 10 seconds or so. She was petrified of the water when she first started going to the pool with us. Now, she can take a deep breath, go on her back with her arms out, and stay up for a few seconds. Then, alas, she sinks. But she keeps trying. Part of the problem is that she’s still frightened and so remains very stiff. I think if she could relax, she’d stay up a bit longer.